But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:00

The Most Epic Tale of All

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September 27, 2018 by: Crossway

Epic Proportions

It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written. It spans the entire history of humanity, from Adam’s first breath in the garden of Eden to the final song of the redeemed...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:00

Stop Looking to the Bible for Fortune-Cookie Wisdom

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September 27, 2018 by: Greg Gilbert

The Bible Is More than a Manual

I think a lot of times we approach the Bible as a self-help manual for the human life; we’ll treat it as little pieces of fortune-cookie wisdom. I’m going to dive into Proverbs and pull out this piece of truth,...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Story of Redemption Bible’

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September 26, 2018 by: Crossway

A Guided Tour Through the Gospel

The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world. The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 21:00

You’re Not Just a Sinner

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September 25, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

You Are a Sinner

When it comes to introspection and self-examination, C. S. Lewis is very mindful of the danger that he associates (and not wrongly) with certain strands of Puritanism. This is a view of the Christian life that says the holier you get, the...

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Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:00

What Is Scientism?

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September 24, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

Are Science and Theology Mutually Exclusive?

I was in the middle of a nine-day stay in the hospital following the removal of a cancerous tumor in my colon on April 27, 2016. During that time, several different shifts of nurses had come and gone. On this...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:00

How Suffering Reveals Your True Self

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September 23, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Trust Issues

Here’s what happens in times of suffering. When the thing you have been trusting (whether you knew it or not) is laid to waste, you don’t suffer just the loss of that thing; you also suffer the loss of the identity and security...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 21:00

3 Privileges of Intimacy with the Father

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September 22, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

1. We can talk to God like a child talks to its father.

‘The Spirit . . . calls out, “Abba, Father” ’ (Galatians 4:6). The Spirit gives us the confidence to address God as our Father. We’ve a number of friends who have adopted...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 21:00

Why Do We Sometimes Feel Empty?

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September 22, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Formless and Void From the Start

There is a phrase I want to teach you because it adds such dimension to the story the Bible tells, beginning with the first sentence in the Bible. And besides, it’s kind of fun to say. Ready? Here it is: Tohu wabohu (...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:00

5 Myths about Science

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September 21, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

1. Science gives us more certain knowledge than philosophy or theology.

Consider these two claims: (1) Electrons exist. (2) It is wrong to torture babies for the fun of it. Which do we know with greater...

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September 20, 2018 by: Tim Chesterimage

Faith Alone in Christ Alone in Our Churches

How did you first become a Christian (if you are one)? Remind yourself of the story. Now ask yourself this: did I become a Christian after I’d sorted my life out, or by putting my faith in Christ?...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Scientism

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September 19, 2018 by: J. P. Morelandimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Scientism is a philosophical thesis that comes in two forms.

Scientism is a position in philosophy, not science. The claims of scientism are assertions about science, not of science.

Strong...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 21:00

Are Authority and Submission Inherently Flawed?

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September 18, 2018 by: Joe Rigney

The Great Dance

One of the beautiful things that C. S. Lewis describes both in his nonfiction essays and in novels like Perelandra is the beauty of the Great Dance.

The Great Dance is his way of talking about the patterning, ordering, structuring, and...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:00

The Biggest Detriment to Longevity in Ministry

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September 17, 2018 by: Jeff Robinson Sr.

Ministry Like No Other

Jesus said it best in John 15:5: Apart from me you can do nothing. As a pastor, you either learn early to write that over the door of your heart or you don’t last long in ministry. It’s really just that simple. One...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:00

The Problem of Prayerlessness

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September 16, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwaimage

The Key to Effective Ministry

I have pastored two churches over the past decade, and I’ve been involved with networks, organizations, seminaries, collectives, and other groups of Christians. I’ve sat with visionary leaders who have churches...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 21:00

3 Battles Your Teen Faces Every Day

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September 15, 2018 by: Jaquelle Crowe

Challenges of the Teen Years

Being a teenager can be difficult. For one, you have tremendous cultural pressure coming from all sorts of directions: media, school, the internet. Young people are convinced that they need to do certain things, act a certain...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:00

9 Ways the New Earth Will Be More Glorious Than Eden

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September 14, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Better Than It Was

You and I were meant to enjoy an environment, a sense of purpose and satisfaction, and an intimacy with God and each other that is even better than Adam and Eve enjoyed in Eden. Eden had the seeds of the new creation, but all those...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:15

Introducing Crossway.org Church and Ministry Accounts

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September 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A New Way to Buy in Bulk for Your Church or Ministry

Since Crossway’s founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, we have been committed to serving God’s people with gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:00

This Day in History: John Calvin Returns to Geneva

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September 13, 2018 by: Michael Hortonimage

This article is part of the This Day in History series.

Communion Controversy

On the heels of triumph (having their confession of faith and articles of church government approved) in 1537, John Calvin and his elder colleague, the fiery Guillaume Farel,...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:00

Finding the Good Life: A 5-Day Devotional

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September 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Searching for the Good Life

We all want “the good life,” and we spend our days grasping for it in various ways, looking for validation in accomplishments, vying for security through...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:00

Introducing the ‘ESV Exhaustive Concordance’

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September 12, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Tool for In-Depth Bible Study

With more than 340,000 references connected to every verse in the Bible, the ESV Exhaustive Concordance makes an excellent study companion for the English Standard Version of the Bible. The ESV Bible combines word-for-word...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 21:00

The Bible and Islam

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September 11, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

In this article adapted from theESV Study Bible, Timothy C. Tennent—president of Asbury Theological Seminary and professor of world Christianity—explains how the Islamic faith approaches various theological topics, including the Old and New...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:00

How Being Honest about Death Brings Hope

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September 10, 2018 by: Matthew McCullough

We Can’t Escape Death

In the modern Western culture where I live and where I pastor, we live with more detachment from death than any other time and place in history. That’s partly because God has given us a great gift of modern medicine...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 21:00

You Are More Than Your Twitter Bio

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September 09, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrieimage

Summing Yourself Up

These days, if we want to tell someone who we are, we have to be adept at defining it in 160 characters or less. That’s all you get to say about who you are in your Twitter bio. For your Instagram bio you get only 150 characters....

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Friday, 07 September 2018 21:00

How Prayer Exposes the Illusion of Control

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September 08, 2018 by: John Onwuchekwa

Prayer Positions Us

Prayer reminds us that control is an illusion, a farce. We don’t have it. But, far from driving us to depression, I think this fact drives us to dependence. When we depend on God, we see him in a whole new light. We’re...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 21:00

What Is Our True Comfort in Life and Death?

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September 07, 2018 by: Matthew McCullough

Confronting Misery

The second question in the Heidelberg Catechism is “What must you know to live and die in the joy of comfort?” And the answer is three-part. You need to know your sin and your misery, then you need to know that...

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